02 NCAC 62 .0106             Fees

(a)  This Rule applies only to the license type "Research with Intent to Market."

(b)  There shall be an initial fee for first time license holders. The graduated fee shall be $250 for up to and including 49 acres and five hundred dollars ($500.00) for 50 acres or more.

(c)  If a license is issued for one year, an annual fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) plus two dollars ($2.00) per acre, or $2 per 1,000 square feet of greenhouse, whichever is applicable, shall be assessed.

(d)  If a license is issued for three years, the same fee schedule will apply as set forth in Paragraph (c) of this Rule. The annual fee assessed each licensee shall be based on a revised reporting of intended acreage or greenhouse space for industrial hemp in each year. It shall be the responsibility of the license holder to report to the Division each year the intended area to be cultivated.

(e)  Fees paid for a license are not refundable once the licensee takes procession of seed or transplants or if the license is revoked for any cause over the duration of the license.

(f)  The initial and annual fees are due annually within 30 days of the date of the issuance of the license or before the licensee takes possession of the seed or transplants, whichever is earlier.

(g)  The license holder shall be responsible for the cost of all laboratory analytical services.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-568.53(3);

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 24, 2017. (Codifier's Note: This Rule shall remain in effect until the permanent rule that replaces the temporary rule becomes effective. See S.L. 2016-93, s. 7).